04 Jan Ego VS Self-Esteem | Part 2
Many of us think that self-esteem and ego are the same, however, both of them are quite different. If you want to find out the difference between ego and self-esteem, don’t forget to read the first part of this series where we have answered this question properly.
Moreover, you can also go to MindLifeWeekly’s YouTube channel and watch the first video of this series where the difference between ego and self-esteem is explained. In the second part, we are going to explain how you can use the criticism of others to your advantage. It might be shocking for some people that criticism can actually be helpful for us.
Make sure you also watch the second part of the Ego VS Self-Esteem video by Marco where this is explained really well.
Using the criticism of others to your advantage
Now, the question is how criticism benefits you. Well, it breaks your ego and you come to realize that ego is only a part of yourself and it does not define who you are. Most of us do not like being criticized, however, honest feedback is probably a great tool for self-improvement.
We need to understand that criticism hurts for a reason. Researchers have found that the right dose of constructive criticism is among the most significant factors in predicting a high-performing team. Criticism breaks your ego and liberates you from living in the dark.
Moreover, it lets you be the most authentic version of yourself. You start looking towards the bright side and realize that critics are only pointing out the faults in the weaker version of you- your ego. Soon, your false ego will vanish and its impacts will start going away. You will eventually stop searching for validation and ultimately start accepting your mistakes.
Ego damages the true version of yourself and forces you to live up to others’ expectations. However, you cannot oblige everyone all the time. You still try giving people what they ask just to avoid disapproval.
You might want to note that cognitive dissonance is when you hold contradictory beliefs or ideas. For instance, you feel vulnerable when you are living in that fragile shell. You fail to connect to your inner self because of your ego. As a result, you suffer from anxiety.
But when you start accepting your mistakes and stop searching for validation, you eventually become fearless of criticism. You will feel liberated and accept yourself. Your anxiety will go away and you will become satisfied with yourself. When you become better at managing criticism, you will be able to manage the critical voice in your head.
Indeed, ego and self-esteem are different concepts and self-esteem helps you come forward with your real self. On the other hand, the ego is like a mask that you use to hide your insecurities.
It is time that you start embracing your self-esteem and let go of the toxic ego. If you need help, you can call Marco at Hypnotist NYC on (646) 554-3409 (or the inquiry form found on THIS PAGE) and his marvelous sessions will change your life.
For the MindLifeWeekly video by Marco, you just need to click on the picture below, and you will be taken directly to the YouTube video.